ClientVictorian School Building Authority
LocationMerri Creek Primary School, Fitzroy North
Project ManagerPauline Bastiaens
DatesJanuary 2019 – November 2019
Principal ConsultantKerstin Thompson Architects
Delivery MethodFixed Lump Sum
New places to learn, rest and play at MCPS.
The learning can’t stop just because a school needs to grow. So when we re-landscaped Merri Creek Primary School and built new performances spaces, outdoor areas, and classrooms, we were careful to schedule all construction and deliveries in a that way didn’t disrupt lessons, playtimes or school activities.
The initial demolition involved removing the old artificial turf, bike and storage sheds, garden beds and established trees. We then embarked on constructing a new multi-level school building featuring modern classrooms, acoustically designed music practice spaces, adjacent outdoor learning areas and a rooftop terrace learning space. We maximised outdoor play zones, laid down a new artificial sports field, and planted fresh gardens. Meanwhile, we completed significant in-ground service works to ensure the school’s infrastructure would continue to operate at its best well into the future.